Dayton, Kentucky

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Dayton, Kentucky

Introduction to Dayton, Kentucky

Dayton, Kentucky, in Campbell county, is located 3 miles S of Cincinnati, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Cincinnati metropolitan area, and has a population of 5,966 residents.

Dayton History

Dayton was formed in the year 1867 by the merger of two communities, Brooklyn and Jamestown. The city was named after Dayton, Ohio which was founded in 1803. Dayton has a beach, popularly known as the "Manhattan Bathing Beach". Laws were formulated to prohibit nude swimming in River Ohio during the daylight hours. Laws were also made to prohibit dogs from running loose. Violators of these laws were made to charge a penalty. The city was much affected by the floods of 1884, 1913 and 1937.

Dayton and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Ancient
  • Grant Birthplace
  • Stowe House
  • Behringer - Crawford Museum
  • Dinsmore Homestead

Things To Do In Dayton

One can enjoy the facilities offered by the Big Bone Lick State Park, Little Miami State Park, Caesar Creek State Park, and Miami Whitewater Forest. Miami Whitewater Forest also has a picturesque lake that is spread across an area of around 85 acres. Visitors interested in wild life can take a trip to Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Newport Aquarium is another major tourist attraction.

Dayton Transportation

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International is the nearest international airport.

Dayton Higher Education

Xavier University, University of Cincinnati - Main Campus, and University of Cincinnati - Raymond Walters College are among the educational institutions providing higher educational facilities.

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High Points

Dayton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kentucky):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
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Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Dayton Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Dayton, Kentucky

Comparing Dayton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 3 2
Well-Paid Single Men 2 5
Age of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 10
Portion of People Married 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 3 6
People Above Poverty 3 5
People in Middle Class or Better 2 4
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Short Commute Times 5 4
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Affordability of Rents 7 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
People Living Alone 5 3
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Dayton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 3 miles S of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Campbell
Standard Zip Codes 41073, 41074
Phone Area Codes 859
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.112
Longitude -84.472

Dayton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
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Dayton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,966 100%
Male 2,923 49%
Female 3,043 51%
Under 18 1,681 28.2%
18+ 4,285 71.8%
65+ 635 10.6%
Median Age 32
Average Family Size 3.24
White 5,866 98.3%
African-American 27 0.5%
Asian 10 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.2%
Other 5 0.1%
Mixed Race 46 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 35 0.6%

Estimated Dayton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,556
Growth -410
Growth % -6.9%

Dayton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 33.6%
US/American 17.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.5%
Irish 11.7%
English 9.4%
Italian 3.8%
European 2.8%
Dutch 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Scottish 1%
Polish 0.8%
Swedish 0.7%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
British 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Acadian/Cajun 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dayton 5,966 $38,339
Bellevue 6,480 $46,800
Covington 43,370 $38,307
Fort Thomas 16,495 $63,006
Newport 17,048 $32,858
Southgate 3,472 $53,365
Woodlawn 268 $58,571
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Dayton High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 468 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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